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From the director of The Devil Wears Prada, ONE CHANCE is the remarkable and inspirational true story of Paul Potts, a shy, bullied shop assistant by day and an amateur opera singer by night. Paul became an instant YouTube phenomenon after being chosen by Simon Cowell for 'Britain's Got Talent.' Wowing audiences worldwide with his phenomenal voice, Paul went on to win 'Britain's Got Talent' and the hearts of millions. Fresh from celebrating his Tony Award-winning Broadway run in 'One Man, Two Guvnors', BAFTA winner James Corden (THE HISTORY BOYS) stars as Paul… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 63%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The ho-hum story is hardly what you'd call grand opera."
‑ Linda Barnard, Toronto Star
"David Frankel's film reduces an extraordinary life to a predictable template of bullying, resolve, success, disappointment, and platitudes - a pattern repeated two or three times until the genuinely moving finale."
‑ Peter Keough, Boston Globe
"It's not a terrible film -- a crowd-pleaser, a toe-tapper, with appealing, sympathetic leads, it's no worse than anything else Frankel's made of late."
‑ Chris Knight, National Post
"Sweet, sentimental biopic of British talent show winner."
‑ Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
"...all about perseverance against daunting odds and proving naysayers wrong while remaining cute and cuddly"
‑ Laura Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"The goose bumps are undeniable. You may as well just give in."
‑ Christy Lemire,
"Delivers a screen version of Mr. Potts's life with straightforward crowd-pleasing instincts and more than a dollop of schmaltz."
‑ Ben Kenigsberg, New York Times
"As sweet as the story is -- and as charming as James Corden is in the lead role -- it's mostly a safe, forgettable film steeped in a by-the-numbers blandness."
‑ Mike Scott, Times-Picayune
"David Frankel crams his story with predictable developments, yet he matches his subject in spirit, pushing something into the spotlight that, however unlikely, elicits irresistible glee."
‑ R. Kurt Osenlund, Slant Magazine
"More of a commercial than an authentic inspection of a man's life."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"Feel-good stories feel good for a reason, and this one is practically operatic."
‑ Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
"There's never really terribly much at stake here, except the success of one chubby nerd with dreams of nailing Puccini's "Nessun dorma." But maybe that dream is enough."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"The film trades in the hoariest of bio-pic cliches, but the music and Corden's performance can't be beat."
‑ Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger
"If you are able to lay aside any reservations about the script and vocal aspects, the film does provide enjoyable enough entertainment."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"The film fictionalizes his life story so aggressively that it's no less (or more) entertaining than the average rom-com."
‑ Mike D'Angelo, The Dissolve
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